ERIC Number: ED045274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Teachers of American Indian Youth. National Study of American Indian Education, Series 4, No. 5, Final Report.
Krause, George W.; And Others
Characteristics and attitudes "of a substantial sample of teachers who teach Indian students in various kinds of schools" were studied by means of interviews, observation, and questionnaires. There were 634 teachers who filled out questionnaires, and 345 of them were interviewed. The following kinds of information about this sample of teachers was obtained: age, sex, grades which they taught, and types of schools. The study also revealed their attitudes and knowledge which might have a bearing on their effectiveness as teachers. Reliability was tested for 2 groups of attitude statements: those pertaining to authoritarian versus permissive attitudes about teaching and those pertaining to working with Indian children and their families. The statements making up these 2 complexes were ordered into 2 equal subgroups, each of which was subjected to a split-half reliability test which yielded reliability coefficients of. 64 for each complex. Appendix I contains schools studied and teachers contacted; Appendix II contains average scores on questionnaires and interviews for all teachers responding. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Note: Series 4, No. 5